Of the 3.5 million students enrolling in college for the first time in fall 2017, 74 percent or 2.6 million students persisted as of fall 2018, by continuing enrollment or attaining a credential at any higher education institution. This persistence rate has barely changed in recent years.
For many students pursuing higher education and earning a bachelor’s degree isn’t always a linear pathway. Their journey illustrates a growing trend explored in the Research Center’s Snapshot 26 Report, which sheds light on the role of community colleges in postsecondary success.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center was honored to receive the 2016 Lynn Ladner Institutional Research award from Southeastern Association of Community College Research (SACCR).
An Interview with Doug Shapiro, Clearinghouse Executive Research Director
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released the Certificate/Associate Pathways Snapshot Report for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on degrees awarded in 2009-10 that led to an associates or bachelor’s degree.
Overall College Persistence Rate Improves for Third Straight Year, According to New Clearinghouse Persistence-Retention Snapshot Report
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released today the Postsecondary Persistence-Retention Snapshot Report showing that of all students who started college in fall 2014, 72.1 percent persisted at any U.S. institution in fall 2015, while 60.6 percent were retained at their starting institution.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released the Postsecondary Student One-Year Mobility Snapshot Report for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Snapshot Report indicates that 9.4 percent of all students enrolled in more than one institution within 2014-15.
The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ released last week the Postsecondary Student One-Year Mobility Snapshot Report for all 50 states and the District of Columbia regarding mobile students. The report provides downloadable state-level data, and charts addressing mobility by education sector, age, gender and other factors.
Almost every month the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center releases data impacting higher education through its reports.
Student mobility is an important trend to examine because it plays a significant role in students’ degree completion, an indicator of student success. It can facilitate baccalaureate degree attainment for community college students who transfer to four-year institutions.